4023.0 Health Disparities and Epidemiology

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 8:30 AM
This informative session will cover epidemiological studies on a wide range of health disparities. Presentations will include discussions of disparities in health services and health care, health behaviors, tuberculosis and overall mortality. Use of a health disparities calculator will also be described. Health disparities in Ireland, elsewhere in Europe, and in the United States will be discussed.
Session Objectives: 1. Demonstrate a health disparities calculator (HD*Calc). 2. Compare Black Hispanics' health profiles to non-Black Hispanics and to non-Hispanic Blacks. 3. Evaluate mortality inequalities in the populations of the Republic of Ireland for the period 2000-2006 at national and local authority area level

8:35 AM
Introduction to Health Disparities Calculator (HD*Calc)
Nancy Breen, PhD, Steve Scoppa, BS, Sam Harper, PhD, Stephen Meersman, PhD, Dave Campbell, BS and Marsha E. Reichman, PhD
8:50 AM
Are Black Hispanics Black or Hispanic?: Understanding disparities at the intersection of race and ethnicity
Chermeia J. Austin, BS, Roland J. Thorpe, PhD, Caryn Bell, BS and Thomas A. LaVeist, PhD
9:20 AM
Towards elimination of TB in Europe: Successive interventions on social determinants and vulnerable groups
Jonathan Suk, MS, Davide Manissero, MD, Guido Büscher, MS and Jan C. Semenza, PhD, MPH, MS

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Latino Caucus, Medical Care, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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